2021 GALA and FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA July 11, 2021

The 2021 Walter & Alpha Blackburn Scholarship Fund “Men of Substance and Style”  Fashion Extravaganza

Sunday, July 11

The Artsgarden in Circle Centre Mall

Indianapolis, IN 46204

5:30 pm Cocktails and Shopping

6:00 pm Dinner (ticketed guests, only)

7:00 pm Program & Fashion Show

Individual Dinner Tickets: $150

ATTIRE: Comfy Chic/Swanky Cocktail

The Artsgarden Gala

Join us as we honor our 2021 Blackburn Scholar and celebrate 16 years supporting higher education for Marion County students.

ABOUT THE EVENT – The Walter & Alpha Blackburn Scholarship Fund has traditionally presented the Men of Substance and Style Fashion Extravaganza in tribute to Walter Blackburn and ALL men and women who proudly exemplify that ideal.  This year will be no different. ABOUT THE SHOW – The 16th Annual Fashion Extravaganza will feature Fashion Impresario, ERIC VAUGHN and, from Chicago Illinois, the incomparable fashion authority and gifted Fashion Color Commentator, MS. WILLIE RAY . PROTEGE’ AWARD – The 2021 Walter Blackburn Protege’ Award will be presented to Dr. Virginia Caine. The Walter Blackburn Protege’ Award is presented to individuals who have had a distinguished career in dedication to family, community and professional excellence. EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD                                                                                                        – Andrea L. Neely, Shanel Poole and Katina Washington SHOP SMART – A select array of vendors, including hand crafted fashion jewelry and other specialty fashion items, will be available for purchase as the perfect complement to collections from Haberdashery, J. BENZAL, and the 2021 Collection by Indianapolis’ Premiere designer, Alpha Blackburn. VIP CONCIERGE – The Walter & Alpha Blackburn VIP Concierge provides our guests with first class service.  VIP guests this year include such distinguished patrons as Congressman Andre’ Carson. THE MAIN EVENT – Mistress of Ceremony is KATHRYN JORDAN, selected by The Indianapolis Star as one of the most influential women in Indiana sports.  The 2021 Blackburn Scholar and Book Award Honorees will be introduced during the Program. THE SHOW – Doors open at 5:30 PM for cocktails, shopping and LIVE! entertainment with dinner starting at 6:00 PM.  Dinner tickets are $150 each, $1000 for a table of 6 and $2000 for a table of 8.


PURCHASE TICKETS NOW –Dinner Tickets are $150 each, $1000 for a table of 6 or $2000 for a table of 8. E-Mail your name, phone number, and number of tickets to: Jarnell2@sbcglobal.net Make Checks Payable To Walter & Alpha Blackburn Scholarship Fund and mail to: WABSF, 4346 Hidden Orchard Lane, Indianapolis IN 46228 Call (317) 627-8899 with your name, number of requested tickets and payment information